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  A+ Products   Motherboards   [ H8DCE ]
  • High-End PCI-e Graphics (SLI Supported)
  • High Performance Gaming Workstation

Key Features
1. Dual AMD® Opteron™ Support,
    (Dual Core Ready)
    1000 MHz HyperTransport Link
2. nVidia® nForce Pro 2200 (CK804) /
    nVidia® nForce Pro 2050 (CKIO4)
3. Up to 16GB DDR400 SDRAM (or)
    Up to 16GB DDR333 SDRAM (or)
    Up to 32GB DDR266 SDRAM
4. Dual-port Gigabit
    LAN / Ethernet Controller
5. 8 SATA ports
6. 2 (x16) PCI-Express,
    2 (x4 using x8 slot) PCI-Express,
    3 32-bit 33MHz PCI
7. AC97 6 channel Audio
8. 8 Fan support with Speed Control

Links & Resources
Tested Memory List
Motherboard Manual
Update Your BIOS
Download the Latest Drivers and Utilities
Product SKUs - Discontinued SKU (EOL). Please contact sales-rep for alternative options.
  • H8DCE (Standard Retail Pack)
  • H8DCE (Bulk Pack)
Physical Stats
Form Factor
  • Extended ATX
  • 12" x 13.05" (30.5cm x 33.2cm)
  • Dual 940-pin ZIF Sockets
  • Supports up to two Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ 200 Series processor(s)
  • VRM x3
  • nVidia nForce Pro 2200 (CK804)
  • nVidia nForce Pro 2050 (CKIO4)
System Memory
Memory Capacity
  • Eight 184-pin DIMM sockets support:
  • Up to 16 GB DDR 400 MHz memory OR
  • Up to 16 GB DDR 333 MHz memory OR
  • Up to 32 GB DDR 266 MHz memory
  • Single or Dual (recommended) channel memory support
  • For Single CPU: Memory must be populated in CPU1 DIMMs only
  • For Dual CPUs: Recommended that memory be populated equally in adjacent memory banks
Memory Type
  • DDR 400/333/266MHz buffered (registered) ECC SDRAM 72-bit, 184-pin gold-plated DIMMs
DIMM Sizes
  • 256 MB, 512 MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB**
Memory Voltage
  • 2.5 V only
Error Detection
  • Corrects single-bit errors
  • Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)
On-Board Devices
  • nVidia nForce Pro 2200 SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
  • nVidia nForce Pro 2050 SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
  • 8 SATA Ports
  • nVidia RAID 2.0
  • SATA RAID 0, 1, 0+1 support
Network Controllers
  • nVidia nForce Pro 2200 & 2050 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
  • AC97 audio CODEC with high quality 6-channel sound
  • Front-side audio header
System BIOS
  • 4Mb Flash EEPROM with AMI® BIOS
BIOS Features
  • Plug and Play (PnP)
  • SMBIOS 2.3
  • DMI 2.3
  • ACPI 2.0
  • Fan Speed Control
Expansion Slots
  • 2 PCI-e x16 slots
    (nVidia SLI Technology Supported)
  • 2 PCI-e x4 (using x8) slots
  • 3 32-bit PCI slots
Chassis ( Optimized for H8DCE )
4U Chassis
Important Chassis Notes
  • To ensure system stability, a 645W (minimum) ATX power supply
    [4-pin (+12V), 8-pin (+12V) and 24-pin are required]
Input / Output
Serial ATA
  • Integrated SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
  • Eight Serial ATA Connectors
  • Eight SATA hard drives supported
  • Dual ATA 133/100 EIDE channels support up to four UDMA IDE devices
  • 1 Floppy port; 1.44 MB, 2.88 MB, 3-mode support
  • 2 RJ45 LAN ports
  • FUCI
  • Up to 8 USB Ports 2.0 Compliant, 1.1 Compatible
  • 1 Line In / Line Out / Microphone ports
Keyboard / Mouse
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Serial Ports
  • 2 Fast UART 16550 serial ports
Parallel Ports
  • 1 ECP / EPP parallel port
Power Configurations
  • ACPI/API Power Management
  • Wake-On-LAN (WOL) header
  • Power-on mode control for AC power loss recovery
  • Internal/External modem remote ring-on
PC Health Monitoring
  • Monitors CPU Core Voltages, +3.3V, +5V, ±12V & +3.3V Standby, HyperTransport Link voltage 1.2V, memory voltage 2.5V, nVidia nForce Pro 2200 & 2050 voltage 1.5V
  • Up to 8 fan status
  • Supports System Management Utility
  • S3 Suspend To RAM (STR)
  • Total up to eight 4-pin fan status
  • 8 Tachometer Monitoring
  • Status Monitor for On/Off Control
  • Support 3-pin fans (without speed control)
  • Low Noise Fan Speed Control
  • Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) fan connector
  • Monitoring for CPU and chassis environment
  • Overheat LED
Other Features
  • Chassis Intrusion Header
Operating Environment / Compliance
  • RoHS Compliant Version Available, Revision 3.xx or later
OS Compatibility

• Please see our OS Compatibility Chart
  • Class B
Retail Pack List
  Part Number Qty Description
H8DCE MBD-H8DCE-O 1 H8DCE Motherboard
Manual(s) MNL-H8DCE - Motherboard Manual for H8DCE
I/O Cables CBL-0022L
ATX Floppy Cable
ATA 100/133 IDE LP Cable
SATA Cable (2Ft.)
Driver Disk CDR-APLUS 1 Version 1.03 (or newer) Chipset Driver CD
I/O Shield CSE-PT53 1 Motherboard I/O Shield
Retention BKT-0004L
CPU Heat Sink Back Plate
CPU Heat Sink Back Plate

**4GB memory modules not fully tested due to limited availability
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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